First Bus workers in Worcester and Redditch have suspended two days of planned strike action while they ballot on a new pay offer.
The drivers, members of the Unite union, voted to strike as part of a wave of action at First against a national pay freeze.
First is now offering the Worcester and Redditch drivers a two-year deal with a 2.625 percent rise from April.
They have also thrown in £100 of shopping vouchers in an attempt to win workers round. But the deal would leave drivers with no pay rise for 2009—despite the company making huge profits last year.